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INVEST Tennessee presentation schedule set

Sep 3rd, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  - September 3, 2014                    

For more information: Terry McWilliams, Chairman, INVEST TN, 615.290.5636 or terrym@mozaicir.com

OR Mary Beth West, 865.982.6626, mb@marybethwest.com   

INVEST Tennessee Equity Conference Announces Corporate Presentation Schedule

Event features Fortune 500 companies, emerging companies, REITs and Tennessee Valley Authority

Nashville, Tenn. – INVEST Tennessee announced today its lineup of presenting Tennessee public companies and speakers taking part in the Sept. 18 conference at the Music City Center in Nashville.

Launched in 2010, INVEST Tennessee connects senior executives of Tennessee public companies with money managers, analysts and institutional investors seeking potential investment opportunities, providing an investor-oriented forum for companies to discuss corporate results and future plans.  Professional investors attend as conference guests (registration details below).

In addition to its featured investment speakers, the event features two tracks of simultaneous presentations and provides separate one-on-one or small group meeting opportunities with executives on request. By presentation room and time, here are the participating Tennessee companies and executives:

BusinessWire Presentation Room (Room 208A, Second Level, Music City Center)

9:25 a.m. - 10 a.m.

FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX): Jeffrey K. Smith, CFA, Staff Director, Investor Relations.

10:05 a.m. -10:40 a.m.

Healthcare Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: HR): Doug Whitman, Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance, and Todd Meredith, Executive Vice President, Investments

10:50 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO): Christine Skold, VP - Investor Relations, Strategy and Continuous Improvement

11:30 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.


arGentis Pharmaceuticals Inc.: Tom Davis, Chief Executive Officer

1:25 p.m. - 2 p.m.

National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE: NHI): J. Justin Hutchens, President and Chief Executive Officer

Crowe/PNC Presentation Room (Room 208B, Second Level)

9:25 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Pinnacle Financial Partners (NASDAQ: PNFP): J. Harvey White, Chief Credit Officer and Knoxville Regional Executive, and Robert A. McCabe, Jr., Chairman. 

10:05 a.m. -10:40 a.m.

Tennessee Valley Authority: William "Bill" Johnson, President and Chief Executive Officer

10:50 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.

Cornerstone Bancshares, Inc. (OTC: CSBQ): Frank Hughes, Chief Executive Officer

11:30 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.

Delek US Holdings (NYSE: DK): Fred Green, Executive Vice President 

1:25 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Astec Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTE): Rick Dorris, Chief Operating Officer; David Silvious, Chief Financial Officer; and Stephen Anderson, VP Administration and Director, IR. 

One-on-one Executive Meetings (Room 209-A/B, Second Level)

Individual and/or small group meetings can be requested with executives of the presenting companies after registration (see below) by using the conference’s MeetMax request system. 

The conference opens with an Executive Roundtable moderated by the University of Tennessee’s Phil Daves, who will lead a lively interaction among senior executives discussing investment, economic, political and social issues facing Tennessee business.  The Roundtable participants include Nashville healthcare entrepreneur J. Tod Fetherling, and Robert A. McCabe, Jr., Chairman of Pinnacle Financial Partners.

The conference’s keynote speaker is Michael Santoli, senior columnist for Yahoo! Finance and award-winning journalist who has covered the Wall Street beat for 20 years. A former columnist and feature writer for Barron’s magazine, Santoli is a frequent guest on cable and broadcast news programs.

INVEST Tennessee is held in partnership with CFA Society Nashville, CFA Society Memphis and CFA Society East Tennessee as well as with FEI,  which represents CFOs and senior financial executives.

Registration and attendance

Investment community members attend as conference guests; register at www.invest-tn.com/registration.html using the code INVTN0918.   Others may attend for a nominal fee. Registration ends Sept. 14. For more information, visit the website at www.invest-tn.com.

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Contacts: Media and corporate participation: Terry McWilliams, chairman, INVEST TN, 615.290.5636 or terrym@mozaicir.com. Investment community: John Wilenski, president, CFA Society of Nashville, wilenskij@yahoo.com;  Underwriting sponsors: John Thurman, senior vice president, PNC Bank, john.thurman@pnc.com, 502-581-4969  and Dwayne Dillard, audit partner, Crowe Horwath LLP, 615.360.5582, dwayne.dillard@crowehorwath.com